Irwin Stelzer

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Irwin Stelzer is a senior fellow and director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Economic Policy.

"Prior to joining Hudson Institute in 1998, Stelzer was resident scholar and director of regulatory policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He also is the U.S. economic and political columnist for The Sunday Times (London) and The Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia), a contributing editor of The Weekly Standard, a member of the Publication Committee of The Public Interest, and a member of the board of the Regulatory Policy Institute (Oxford)," a biographical note states."[1]

Writing in the UK Observer, David Smith described Stelzer as the "right-hand man of Rupert Murdoch and close confidant" of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.[2] On 3 March 2005, at a Hayek Society meeting in London he stated (1) that Murdoch had introduced him to Tony Blair, and that he now frequently and regularly consults with Tony Blair, (2) Tony Blair offered to write a chapter for Stelzer's book on neoconservatism.

He has been a managing director at Rothschild and is an alumnus of both New York University and Cornell.

Media "expert" appearances

  • BBC Newsnight, "expert" on the effects and prospects of oil price rises, first segment of the program on 7 November 2007.


References, Resources and Contact




  1. Hudson Institute, Irwin Stelzer Biography, Accessed 24-April-2009
  2. David Smith, Blair's salad days with Murdoch's guru, The Observer, 17-October-2004, Accessed 24-April-2009